All Otis faculty + instructors + staff + undergraduate and graduate students have free access to Zoom. Extension students can request access. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access through the Otis College Dashboard.
Log in using your:
Allows you to directly connect applications to your Nest Content. Currently available:
Located under: Content > select Unit > select "Add Existing" > select "External Tool Activity".
Students will see the list of scheduled Zoom meetings for this course only and can select links to join.
Recommendation: when scheduling class meetings, use your PMI in Zoom. This is a unique meeting ID that belongs only to your account.
Studio/LAS top tips for teaching in Zoom:
Harvard Business Review "How To Combat Zoom Fatigue"
Performer Stuff "10 of the Best Virtual Improvisation Games for Distance Learning"
This visual step-guide includes screenshots and instructions for using advanced tools in Zoom.
Zoom webinar showing the basic tools available when hosting a meeting.
As the host in a meeting, you can manage the participants. This means you can mute their audio or video as needed.
This feature allows anyone participating in an online Zoom meeting to share their desktop.
When one screenshares, there is an option to annotate what is being seen on the screen within the meeting. In this way, someone could mark-up or highlight a document, PowerPoint, or image in a live meeting without damaging the original.
There is also an iPad Whiteboarding feature available as well for live online instruction.
Breakout Rooms allow you to split your Zoom meeting in up to 50 separate sessions. The meeting host can choose to split the participants of the meeting into these separate sessions automatically or manually, and can switch between sessions at any time.
The polling feature for meetings allows you to create single choice or multiple choice polling questions for your meetings.
The Waiting Room feature allows the host to control when a participant joins the meeting. As the meeting host, you can admit attendees one by one or hold all attendees in the waiting room and admit them all at once.
The virtual background feature allows you to display an image or video as your background during a Zoom Meeting. Host a meeting and select the carrot " ^ " next to the video icon to open the menu - will see an option for "Virtual Background."
Use the Audio transcript option (under Cloud Recording) to automatically transcribe the audio of a meeting or webinar that you record to the cloud.